If you are a strict non-smoker, avoid this or just stop breathing for the next few hours, the ZappBar is one of the few remaining locations in Frankfurt where it’s still allowed to smoke and people take advantage of that fact. The focus of the ZappBar lies, as the name indicates, on music which can be played pretty loudly. The whole bar including the bathrooms is decorated from walls to ceiling with different poster of rock groups especially from the 60s and 70s.
The prices for the beer are really moderate, one draft beer (0,4 l) costs only 2,90 €. In the process of gentrification and leveling of the gastronomic scene in Frankfurt which nowadays usually pretends to be “cool” and “wealthy”, the ZappBar feels like an unpretentious oasis fighting against this. To have a perfect night sometimes you only need good music, good beer, and good company and all of this you’ll find in this inconspicuous little pub in the heart of the Nordend district.